I got into making my own music a few years ago, because I had started to develop an....obsession...for music. I need it, I still do. I listen to many different types of music, therefore I like to make many different types of music. I'll listen to music anywhere from Britney Spears to Slipknot to 311 to Misfits, but my all time favorite is Mudvayne. That doesn't have much to do with my music though. I use 2 programs to make the music, and I use another to mix, loop, or add extra effects to. For most techno, I use Techno E-Jay, which works well. But for me, it's not completely satisfactory because I don't make every sample in it, they are provided for you and I use those most often. I use Fruity Loops for everything else, and some techno/dance/electronic as well. This way, I start from scratch, and make every part of the music myself, unless of course, someone is "featured" in the song who adds his/her own parts to it. I'll add a few of those as well. I use Goldwave's demo version for any and all mixing, looping, and different effects like sudden drops/increases in pitch and volume, weird flangers and reversed sounds. That's a lot of fun. That's about all, leave your comments/suggestions on the comments page please!